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Hearing Screening or Hearing Test: What's the Difference?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jun 27, 2019 5:11:03 PM

Hearing screening, hearing test, hearing evaluation. You may have heard all of these terms at one point or another. What's the difference?  Is there a difference?  

If you've ever wondered about this and what exactly is involved when you have your hearing checked, you're not alone.

Hearing screenings indicate whether or not hearing loss is present and the results consist of either pass or fail. A screening does not show the type or degree of hearing loss, but rather is an indicator to whether further testing is recommended. 

If your screening signals that you may have hearing loss, the next step would be to have your hearing tested. While a screening is quickly performed, a hearing test is more detailed and thorough. Through headphones, you listen for a series of tones, ranging from low to high frequencies. This testing reveals the faintest tone you can hear at each frequency; the results are charted on an audiogram. This hearing test is known as pure-tone testing and helps to identify the type, degree, and configuration of hearing loss.

A hearing evaluation may be comprised of hearing tests and a consultation with the hearing care provider. They will likely take in your hearing health history, conduct a visual ear inspection with an otoscope that allows them to view the ear canal, and then discuss your results along with their recommendations for how to best address any hearing loss.

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association recommends those below age 50 to have their hearing screening every decade and for those 50 and older, to have their hearing screened every 3 years.

If you're concerned about your hearing, the first step may be to schedule a hearing screening





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Topics: hearing test, hearing exam, hearing screenings, hearing evaluation

Crowd Noise: A home field advantage or a hearing turn over?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Mar 15, 2019 10:06:00 AM

Sports – the American pass time. We all love to root on our home teams regardless of the season. And if we are lucky, we get to see our teams live on the field or on the court at the local arena. The atmosphere is electric, the competition fierce and the crowd noise is deafening.

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Topics: noise-induced hearing loss, hearing evaluation, Hearing Loss Prevention

World Hearing Day March 3rd: Why you should care and what you should do

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Feb 26, 2019 8:27:00 AM

If you have trouble hearing, you are most definitely not alone. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 466 million people worldwide live with hearing loss. About 36 million of them are right here in the U.S. This is such a widespread and serious health condition that the WHO has declared March 3rd as World Hearing Day. Read on to learn why this may be of importance to you and your loved ones.

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Topics: noise-induced hearing loss, Hearing and the heart, hearing evaluation, Untreated Hearing Loss, World Hearing Day, Hearing Loss Prevention, Dementia and Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss and Falls, Hearing Loss and Depression

Just how bad is your hearing loss?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Oct 9, 2018 3:50:00 PM

You have an inkling that something is wrong with your hearing. But it’s not always bad. For example, perhaps you can clearly hear and understand a friend who’s visiting you at home. But in a busy restaurant, it’s almost impossible to have the same conversation. Like a lot of other health conditions, hearing loss comes in various types and degrees, and no two people experience it exactly the same way.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing test, hearing screenings, hearing evaluation, hearing healthcare provider

10 preventative tips to cut your risk of hearing loss

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Sep 26, 2018 5:31:34 PM

Each year in October, we observe National Protect Your Hearing Month, an optimal time to raise awareness about the importance of preventing noise-induced hearing loss. 

The ability to hear well is vital for a lot of good reasons. It may stave off adverse health conditions, such as depression, dementia and injury-causing falls. It’s also essential for effective communication.
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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing evaluation, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Healthcare Partner

World Health Day: Striving for affordable health services, including hearing care

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 6, 2018 5:05:49 PM

Half the world lacks access to essential health services, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This distressing fact is the driving force behind World Health Day, Saturday, April 7, 2018. WHO urges world leaders to ensure “that everyone, everywhere can access essential quality health services without facing financial hardship.”

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing aid coverage, Hearing Program, hearing screenings, hearing evaluation, Hearing Benefit, World Health Day, Affordable Healthcare, hearing discount

How does a hearing test work?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Dec 8, 2017 11:01:29 AM

Has someone said this to you? Or have you said it to someone else? Often a family member or friend is the one who encourages someone to get his or her hearing checked.

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Topics: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing test, hearing evaluation, hearing healthcare professional, hearing healthcare provider

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